Senators argue for bill to delay EPA carbon-emissions regulations

Some senators who worked to defeat a resolution to block the EPA from regulating greenhouse-gas emissions are speaking in favor of an alternate measure that would give power plants, factories and other sources a two-year delay on regulation. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said he supports the alternate resolution because it would not affect emissions limits for vehicles. Opponents, including Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., say the EPA is only acting under a Supreme Court decision that declared greenhouse gases to be air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

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